GroundLoop wrote:I was stuck in slow-moving traffic going downhill, gradually releasing and applying the brakes to creep along, one car length at a time. (No accelerator at all.)
Over about 10 minutes, the brakes took on a very "binary" feel -- they were either grabbing hard, or fully released, and I couldn't gently apply them. They became very "grippy" and abrupt. I tried releasing completely, but didn't get any improvement.
I have experienced this behavior, but have not reported it because I have not spent the time to see if it's reproducible. I think
my circumstance was similar to yours: stop-and-go traffic requiring irregular use of the brakes.
JustinC wrote:Has anyone actually talked to the mechanics at the dealer about this? [...] I'm happy to be the one who actually goes to the service department with this, I'm just wondering if anyone has tried that yet.
I don't like going to the dealer with a problem that is not readily reproducible. It'd be a waste of my time and probably theirs too. The best I can hope for is a recorded diagnostic trouble code (DTC) that may or may not provide a clue, though I imagine if it's worthwhile for the car to record a DTC, it would have shown me a warning light or two as well.